Advice For Grad Students

I'll put a little advice here. Some signs that you're going to struggle to finish:

Based on many years of watching grad students make mistakes:

If you want my professional advice on the grad school decision, the grad school experience, or the start of the tenure track, feel free to send me an email. I will respond to the best of my ability within a few days.

A Few Links

I don't necessarily endorse everything in these links, but there's a lot of good advice in here. Note that this is not my advice. I'm simply linking to things others have written. There's also a separate page with useful resources here.

Ph.D. Thesis Research: Where do I Start? Donald Davis, Columbia University
If You Want Me to Serve as a Thesis Sponsor or Co-Sponsor Donald Davis, Columbia University
David Romer's Rules for "Out in Five"
John Cochrane's Writing Advice
John Cochrane Blog Post on Publishing Yep, it's tough even for the best
Experienced Advice for “Lost” Graduate Students in Economics Ariel Rubenstein, Tel Aviv University
How to Publish in Top Journals
Practical Tips for Writing and Publishing Applied Economics Papers
How to Write a Research Paper in Economics
How to Get Published in an Economics Journal
The Young Economist's Guide to Professional Etiquette
Tyler Cowen's Advice
Tom Sargent on Math Courses


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